You know how much we love gingerbread!
This time Miss G and I are back with Gingerbread Cupcakes. Add super cute gingerbread man sprinkles to his decadent dessert and you won’t be able to keep them on the plate!
We have been a little gingerbread obsessed this holiday season. We made Gingerbread Sugar Scrub as a fun last minute gift for teachers and friends. They were such a big hit we thought we would spread the cheer with cupcakes.
These cupcakes are moist and fluffy with a creamy frosting you’ll be licking off of the spatula! The hint of gingerbread is wonderfully rich without being overpowering. Add these to a cup of coffee after dinner for the perfect dessert.
We took a plate of these to our last holiday party and they were a huge hit. The kids really love the little gingerbread men sprinkles! I found them on Amazon for a good price and sprinkle them on many of our holiday recipes.
Be SURE the butter is at room temperature before starting your recipe. This is an important step! Butter is the center of this recipe. Using butter that is to cold can result in a clumpy batter that doesn’t mix well. BUT if you are like me, sometimes you are in a bit of a time crunch. So here’s a little hint: use the grater.
If you have frozen butter and need to get this recipe whipped up in a hurry, grate the half cup of butter into a small bowl. In no time your butter will be softened and ready to cook with.
Also, while making gingerbread cupcakes, be sure to leave enough time for the cupcakes to cool completely before adding the frosting.
Don’t you just love them! Bring your kids in on this recipe too. Miss G is a master at using the hand mixer and loves anything to do with scooping ingredients.
(I’ve actually considered buying a better stand mixer considering how much helping she does in the kitchen, but I think the hand mixer helps develop her hand strength so we’re going to stick with that for now!)
While you are in the kitchen with your kids you can make these fun Play Dough Gingerbread Ornaments as a special addition to your tree this year.
You’ll love Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes too! These are to die for so be sure to save one out for yourself.